- Comptroller: state payroll system antiquated
- Remember, fireworks are dangerous
- Wallace asks citizens to fight cuts
- Dispute over state payroll rolls on
- Why fight over free trade confounds partisan divide
- Still no state budget
- Crime control is not the responsibility of landlords
- Fly over to the Poplar Grove Wings and Wheels Museum benefit
- Local leaders warn of budget deadlock’s impact
- SHUTDOWN: Illinois preps for the worst
Your Horoscope: Week of Oct. 3-9, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Oct. 3-9, 2012
This Week: Wow, busy times ahead with planetary activity. Make sure you harness this unbridled energy and use it to your full potential. Mars moves into Sagittarius for a six-week stint. You can use this activity to get what you want without starting a range war. Use a little finesse with new opportunities that arrive now. Mercury and Saturn reside in Scorpio now, but the sun’s position to Libra brings balance and harmony to these little glitches arriving shortly.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — A long-standing issue with a family member is about to come to a close. This will have a positive outcome, although it may not appear to during the midst of the conflict. It’s time you set a boundary with an outsider who has way too many opinions regarding your personal life. New friendships will form as a result of a social or physical activity.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — This tension you’re feeling is only temporary. Although you may feel squeezed into a corner with your finances or career, this is only a temporary vibration. Try not to make yourself crazy. The universe has a bigger plan for you, and you’re being protected with the powers that be. An old love will appear shortly.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — It is time to take a long-standing family problem to the mat once and for all. You have spent the last couple of years taking your misdirected frustrations out on those who loved you. Now, one by one, they are all disappearing from your circle. At first, it’s easy to say it was everybody else, but eventually you will need to take a look at your participation with these losses. Perhaps it’s time to send out an apology or two. It’s a start, anyway.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Planetary influences will make you feel like burying your head in the sand and not looking at your long-term goals. Well, take a mini vacation for a day or two, but then you need to get back to work. Opportunities arrive later on this week that you do not want to overlook. A past situation regarding your love life will resurface. Take the time to sort this out once and for all.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Finally, you are able to breathe as a result of some positive news that arrives midweek. The tension of a legal matter or document is finally lifted and resolved in a professional manner. Accept an invitation to get out and about this weekend. It’s time to celebrate as well as create positive new contacts for future reference.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — A financial debt needs to be addressed, and you may be going to battle for someone else over this situation as well. There are no free rides here, and you will be making that really clear shortly. Be cautious about challenging a friendship at this time. This may not go too well if you push the envelope.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You need to clear up a financial situation with another at this time. If there is a debt incurred, resolve it. Avoiding this will only make matters worse in the long run. No one wants to deal with pending legal matters. Let it go so you can move forward. A friend or loved one from your past will arrive at this time.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — It may be time to throw the towel in with a miserable person whom you have been forced to deal with and move in a new direction. You have been searching, and you are making the right connections now. Have confidence in the new path the universe is leading you toward. There is plenty of room at the top.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Unexpected financial power is on its way shortly. You’re able to make good use of your time, money and energy. You can see progress where there was once stagnation. A loved one is allowing the past to interfere with the present. Be careful how you try to shed light on this subject. Gentle persuasion gets the job done. Romance is favorable this week. Saturday brings out a tender connection.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — A surprise visit, phone call or e-mail will have you sitting on top of the world this week. Information you receive will be crucial for your long-term goals. This may be a situation you had totally given up on, and now it’s back with better timing than before. Celebrate … take a friend or loved one out on the town and order some humor off the menu. You deserve it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Self-employed or self-contracted work is extremely beneficial. Listen to options another may have to improve the quality of your life. Take a risk … this is a time frame where a lucky break will be evident to you. The summer months are bringing opportunities to expand your financial sector. Look at long-term investments now.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You may need to clear the air regarding an emotional situation, but take the high road when attempting to accomplish this. In other words, leave your battle armor at home. If you crash into this sensitive element without a lot of preparation, it could backfire on you. The weekend allows a new love aspect to emerge.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Oct. 3-9, 2012, issue